8.00pm Wed 23 Jun 2021
How do you explain that the Government debt isn't really a debt? And that debt isn't always bad? For the last forty years we have been told a story that, well, just isn't true.
How do you explain that the Government debt isn't really a debt? And that debt isn't always bad? For the last forty years we have been told a story that, well, just isn't true. In this episode of SCOTONOMICS we look at Government debt in general and specifically UK Government debt.
William Thomson, Guest
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BBC Bias Protest V Veterans for Independence, Steve Atkinson, Callum Baird, Billy Bates, Ken Godwin, Kevin Gore, Bobby Nicholson, Insectaways, Shaun Moore, Citizen Smart and Jock Scott (Yew Choob) Speakers:Tommy Sheridan(to be confirmed) & Joshua Brown
Times are 2pm - 4.30pm 14th Sept BBC Pacific Quay Glasgow The BBC is guilty of much ongoing wrongs this is our final chance to show the truth and protest their actions before the referendum make your stand carry your banners exposing them and bring your saltires in support of your country this is serious get on your feet. BBC Bias Propaganda & Coverups, Peace Protest V, with this being just 4 Days before the Independence Referendum it will be the finally chance for a HUGE YES before #YES following on from the Wallace March at Stirling 12th Sept then the Freedom Convoy from Stirling to Glasgow 14th Sept, the convoy then ties up with this final protest at the BBC let's show them we are going to win this referendum by a Proverbial Mile. Confirmed performers so far are: Steve Atkinson, Callum Baird, Billy Bates, Ken Godwin, Kevin Gore, Bobby Nicholson, Insectaways, Shaun Moore, Citizen Smart and Jock Scott (Yew Choob) Speakers:Tommy Sheridan(to be confirmed), Joshua Brown & Veterans for Independence Pat Lee (MC) Cheryl Scott
Starts at: 2.00pm Sun 14 Sep 2014
Venue: BBC, Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1DZ BBC Bias Protest V 2.00pm Sun 14 Sep 2014
Craig Murray Interview Craig Murray speaks to Dr Mark McNaught
Interview with Craig Murray: Mark McNaught will be interviewing former diplomat and scholar Craig Murray, and discussing the General Election, Scottish Independence, and anything else that pops up.
Starts at: 7.30pm Thu 18 May 2017 Craig Murray Interview 7.30pm Thu 18 May 2017
Referendum Count: Glasgow Emirates & George Square Live coverage from both George Square & The Velodrome
Del covering George Square Kev covering the Velodrome
Starts at: 10.00pm Thu 18 Sep 2014
Venue: George Square & The Velodrome Emirates Arena G40 3HG Referendum Count: Glasgow Emirates & George Square 10.00pm Thu 18 Sep 2014
YES INFO RALLY, George Square 2PM A YES rally in George Square, with lots of entertainment!
A YES rally in George Square. Bring information/leaflets. Answer any questions the public may have, openly invite them into our folds no matter their current voting stance. Have a wee sing song or two, then off to bed to rest our flag-waving wrists for that all important ballot box the next day! "GEORGE SQUARE INFO RALLY" SET LIST TIME: 2:00 to 2:10 - Gavin Paterson (Acoustic) 2:10 to 2:20 - 2:20 to 2:30 - 2:30 to 2:40 - 2:40 to 2:50 - 2:50 to 3:00 - Kinkystone (Acoustic Band) 3:00 to 3:10 - Tom Vevers (Acoustic) 3:10 to 3:20 - Robin McAlpine (Radical Independence) 3:20 to 3:30 - Crawford Smith (YES Southside - Band) 3:30 to 3:40 - 3:40 to 3:50 - 3:50 to 4:00 - 4:00 to 4:10 - Emjay (Acoustic) 4:10 to 4:20 - Mark McG (Spoken Word) 4:20 to 4:30 - Jane Godly (Speech) 4:30 to 4:40 - Clanadonia (Band) 4:40 to 4:50 - Simon Atkinson (Speech) 4:50 to 5:00 - Benny Wenda (West Papua) 5:00 to 5:10 - Travel Cats (Scottish Folk) 5:10 to 5:20 - Tommy Sheridan 5:20 to 5:30 - Tommy Sheridan 5:30 to 5:40 - BLOCO YES (Drummers) 5:40 to 5:50 - Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 (Band) 5:50 to 6:00 - Darren 'Loki' McGarvey (Rapper/Speech) 6:00 to 6:10 - Darren 'Loki' McGarvey (Rapper/Speech) 6:10 to 6:20 - Joshua Brown (Solidarity with Palestine) 6:20 to 6:30 - Cat Hepburn (Poem) 6:30 to 6:40 - Steve Atkinson (Folk Singer) 6:40 to 6:50 - Cheryl Scott (KA Radio) 6:50 to 7:00 - Kevin P. Gilday (Spoken Word) 7:00 to 7:10 - British Army Veterns (Speech) 7:10 to 7:20 - San Fran and the Siscos (Band) 7:20 to 7:30 - 7:30 to 7:40 - Yes Ceilidh Band (Dance!) 7:40 to 7:50 - Yes Ceilidh Band (Dance!) 7:50 to 8:00 - Yes Ceilidh Band (Dance!) **Myself Nor The Other Hosts Of This Event Endorse Any Violence, Drunken Disorderly Or Otherwise Negative Behaviour Within Or Out With The Official Time Of This Event!**
Starts at: 6.00pm Wed 17 Sep 2014
Go to Facebook event page YES INFO RALLY, George Square 2PM 6.00pm Wed 17 Sep 2014
DPAC Protest & meeting about Ian Duncan Smith in Manchester Alliance network with Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC)
PROTEST THE TORY PARTY CONFERENCE Monday 5th October 12pm - meet at Central Library opposite the Midland Hotel, just off St Peter's Square Iain Duncan Smith has been at the heart of the Tories' attacks on disabled people and benefit claimants. Join our protest against this scumbag whose cuts have seen thousands die after being found 'fit for work. Protest & meeting against Ian Duncan Smith @ 12pm, Central Library Alliance network with Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), StopChanges2ATW and TUC Disabled Workers' Committee
Starts at: 12.00pm Mon 5 Oct 2015
Speakers: Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), StopChanges2ATW, TUC Disabled Workers' Committee
Venue: Central Library, Manchester M2 5PD
Go to event website DPAC Protest & meeting about Ian Duncan Smith in Manchester 12.00pm Mon 5 Oct 2015
Hope Over Fear: One Year On Hope Over Fear are organizing this 2015 event to coincide with the anniversary of the referendum and to make a clear statement that our journey to full Independence for our nation continues. Our First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has stated clearly that...
Hope Over Fear are organizing this 2015 event to coincide with the anniversary of the referendum and to make a clear statement that our journey to full Independence for our nation continues. Our First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has stated clearly that it will be the people of Scotland who will determine if and when there is an #indyref2. Lets fill Freedom Square and the surrounding streets of Glasgow on September 19th to make our voices heard. 2018 is an ideal year for #indyref2 as it is clear in terms of elections north and south of the border. (2016 Scottish parliament, 2017 Scottish council, 2019 English council and 2020 General election.) Join us on the Square with the message, #Indyref2 2018.
Starts at: 11.00am Sat 19 Sep 2015
Venue: George Square G2 Hope Over Fear: One Year On 11.00am Sat 19 Sep 2015
HOPE OVER FEAR: SEIZE THE DAY RALLY George Square, Glasgow. Lots of great speakers including Mark McGowan, The Artist Taxi Driver plus great music...
The Hope Over Fear campaign will not shirk its responsibilities. On May 7th 2015 we have a unique opportunity in Scotland to wipe out the blue, yellow and red Tories in one fell swoop. We can electorally punish those who lined up with the billionaires and millionaires to lie, deceive and bully our nation into submission. We are not too small, too poor or too scared to move forward into a new and better world and by uniting the pro-Scotland and anti-Establishment vote in May 2015 we can realise our dreams. Bring the family and enjoy another great day out while listening to the speakers from all political backgrounds and on the importance of using your vote wisely at the general election. There will also be many amazingly talented artists and musicians for you to enjoy on the day. In the words of Gerry Cinnamon's inspiring anthem of our movement, "Hope Over Fear, Carpe Diem". Letâ€™s seize the day in 2015. NOTE: Mark McGowan, The Artist Taxi Driver will be one of the speakers :) FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/401561463337441/
Starts at: 11.00am Sat 25 Apr 2015
Go to Facebook event page HOPE OVER FEAR: SEIZE THE DAY RALLY 11.00am Sat 25 Apr 2015
Red Road Flats Demolition RED ALERT DANGER DANGER Covering the controversial demolition of the Red Road Flats
ALSO here for protesters live stream within the danger zone http://livestre.am/5dlJI Highly contentious issue with many locals against the blowing up of these 6 flats at once and want them brought down floor by floor. The flats could still contain asbestos; they are very close to residential areas including a nursery and there is worry about water and gas pipes being burst. See WikiPedia link for more info and criticism of previous Red Row flats that have been blown up. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Road_Flats
Starts at: 3.00pm Sun 11 Oct 2015
Venue: Red Road Flats, Glasgow G21 3BL
Go to Facebook event page Red Road Flats Demolition RED ALERT DANGER DANGER 3.00pm Sun 11 Oct 2015
Hope Over Fear Rally, George Square A big day oot for all the family with live music and speakers
Let's fill the Square with HOPE and DETERMINATION to deliver independence and FREEDOM.
Starts at: 12.00pm Sun 12 Oct 2014
Go to Facebook event page Hope Over Fear Rally, George Square 12.00pm Sun 12 Oct 2014
BBC Bias Peaceful Protest #2 Around 1:30 - 3:30pm BBC Bias Peaceful Protest #2 - The People's Voice!
BBC Bias Peaceful Protest #2 - The People's Voice! Sunday, June 29 at 1:30pm - 3:30pm BBC Scotland Studios, Pacific Quay G51 1 Glasgow, United Kingdom This is a protest against bias from the self-proclaimed â€œimpartialâ€ BBC. The most important issue we need to highlight is the repeated omission of relevant facts, information & answers that has kept Scotland in the dark about the real independence debate. The BBCâ€™s coverage is ruining the run up to the biggest decision in our history. People are suitably sickened by the BBC & other mainstream media and their one sided conveyor belt of scare stories portrayed against our economic prospects, EU membership and the currency of an independent Scotland. Sometimes the bias is not in what they do cover but what they don't cover in their news & current affairs programmes. Specific examples of bias that concerns us are as follows: Make up of Question Time panels. Irish & Luxembourg EU ministers views misrepresented. UKIP promotion during EU elections. University of the West of Scotland report on bias on evening news programmes (BBC & STV) University of the West of Scotland report on bias on Radio Scotland Good Morning Scotland show The BBC's membership of the CBI which opposes independence and even tried to become an official member of the no campaign until a U turn after a mass cancellation of membership by Scottish companies. Different styles of questioning for Yes/No including more frequent interruptions from interviewers. The list goes onâ€¦ Let's keep up the pressure on the old BBC and arrange their next outing as a massive anti-bias operation! Bring your saltires, banners, balloons, friends, family and loud voices. Make it a day to remember! Everyone is welcome from both sides of the debate. Groups that wish to protest about other instances of BBC bias unrelated to the independence debate are also more than welcome to attend.
Starts at: 1.30pm Sun 29 Jun 2014
Go to Facebook event page BBC Bias Peaceful Protest #2 1.30pm Sun 29 Jun 2014
Tommy Sheridan & James Kelly (SCOT goes pop) debate Tommy Sheridan and James Kelly (SCOT goes pop!) will be debating splitting the vote in the forth comming Scottish parliamentary election. In addition, with the recently announced EU referendum we will be getting their thoughts...
Tommy Sheridan and James Kelly (SCOT goes pop!) will be debating splitting the vote in the forth comming Scottish parliamentary election. In addition, with the recently announced EU referendum we will be getting them to give us their thoughts on this and the implications for IndyRef2. This is an Independence Live production in association with Yes 2.
Starts at: 6.45pm Fri 26 Feb 2016
Speakers: Tommy Sheridan,James Kelly
Venue: Skype Tommy Sheridan & James Kelly (SCOT goes pop) debate 6.45pm Fri 26 Feb 2016
March for Independence - All Under One Banner MARCH FOR INDEPENDENCE- SATURDAY JULY 30TH BOTANIC GARDENS TO GEORGE SQUARE GATHER AT 10AM. LEAVING 10.30AM SHARP PROCESSION ROUTE: BOTANIC GARDENS, GREAT WESTERN ROAD, MARYHILL ROAD, ST.GEORGES ROAD, CHARING CROSS OVER M8, SAUCHIEHALL STREET, PITT ST
MARCH FOR INDEPENDENCE- SATURDAY JULY 30TH BOTANIC GARDENS TO GEORGE SQUARE GATHER AT 10AM. LEAVING 10.30AM SHARP PROCESSION ROUTE: BOTANIC GARDENS, GREAT WESTERN ROAD, MARYHILL ROAD, ST.GEORGES ROAD, CHARING CROSS OVER M8, SAUCHIEHALL STREET, PITT STREET, WEST GEORGE STREET, BLYTHSWOOD SQUARE (S), WEST GEORGE STREET, NELSON MANDELA PLACE, GEORGE STREET, GEORGE SQUARE. JOIN THE EVENT, SHARE THE EVENT AND INVITE AS MANY FRIENDS AS POSSIBLE USING THE 'INVITE' TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING A MASSIVE TURN-OUT ON THE DAY.
Starts at: 10.00am Sat 30 Jul 2016
Venue: Botanic Gardens to Freedom Square, Glasgow
Go to Facebook event page March for Independence - All Under One Banner 10.00am Sat 30 Jul 2016
Radical Independence Campaign Conference Massive gathering of 3000 RIC delegates at the SECC Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow
***SOLD OUT*** The 2014 Radical Independence Conference will take place all day on Saturday 22nd November in Glasgow city centre at the SECC Clyde Auditorium and the Glasgow Science Centre. More event details on timetable, speakers, childcare and conference agenda will be released shortly. Please check our website and Facebook pages for updates. radicalindependence.org
Starts at: 10.00am Sat 22 Nov 2014 Radical Independence Campaign Conference 10.00am Sat 22 Nov 2014
Live in George square A wee get together in George square
wee get together in George square
Starts at: 1.00pm Tue 16 Sep 2014 Live in George square 1.00pm Tue 16 Sep 2014
March for Independence - Glasgow. Main coverage. March for Scottish independence from Kelvingroove Park to Glasgow Green.
Independence Live will have 3 teams of 2 people covering the march: bridge camera; front of march camera & interviewing camera. Each team will be livestreaming to their own event. This "Main coverage" livestream will be pulling livestreams from each of the 3 teams on the march and covering the speeches at Glasgow Green once crowds arrive from the march. Please, bring the flag from where you were born! English, Welsh, German, French, Catalonia etc & send a powerful message, Scotland loves all! Google to find your country flag and buy online.
Starts at: 11.00am Sat 5 May 2018
Speakers: findout on the day at Glasgow Green!
Go to Facebook event page March for Independence - Glasgow. Main coverage. 11.00am Sat 5 May 2018
BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement
BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement Get your conference tickets now: https://sicbuild.eventbrite.com #IndyRef2 #Yes2 #Build
Starts at: 10.00am Sat 14 Jan 2017
Speakers: Elaine C Smith, Angela Constance, Maggie Chapman, Ben Wray, Jim Mather, Nicola McEwan, Robin McAlpine, Angela Haggerty, Pat Kane, Dr Craig Dalzell , Stewart Kirkpatrick, Richard Walker, Lesley Riddoch, Tommy Sheppard Sarah Beattie-Smith, Cat Boyd, Lesley Orr, John McHarg, Tony McCandless, Patrick Harvie, Mhairi Black, Philippa Whitford
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, 301 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement 10.00am Sat 14 Jan 2017
SNP Campaign Conference 2015 livestream coverage from just in front of the stage
All day coverage of the Saturday proceedings of the SNP's campaign conference in Glasgow.
Starts at: 10.30am Sat 28 Mar 2015
Venue: SECC, Glasgow G3 8YW SNP Campaign Conference 2015 10.30am Sat 28 Mar 2015
Class and nation in contemporary Scotland: day 2 A full day conference with 5 different discussion panels
Session 1, "Contemporary Racisms", speakers: Colin Clark, Nasar Meer, Gina Netto and Suki Sangha , chair: Ashli Mullen. Session 2, "Sectarianism â€“ or anti-Irish Catholic Racism?", speakers: Maureen McBride, Michael Rosie, Satnam Virdee, chair: Minna LiinpÃ¤Ã¤. Session 3, "Class, Inequality and Gentrification", speakers: Ewan Gibbs, Gerry Mooney and Kirsteen Paton, chair: Maureen McBride. Session 4, "Movements and Neoliberalism", speakers: Robin McAlpine, Sinead O'Donnell Dunn, Jonathon Shafi, chair: Neil Davidson. Session 5, "Did the Yes Campaign Represent the Triumph of Nation over Class?", speakers: Neil Davidson and John Foster, chair: Satnam Virdee. Concluding remarks and close of conference, speaker: Bridget Fowler. The Independence Referendum campaign of 2014 and the British General Election of 2015 have transformed Scottish politics: the former giving rise to a social movement comparable to those of Spain and Greece, the latter consolidating the rise of the SNP signalling the collapse of the once-mighty Scottish Labour Party into electoral irrelevance. Yet the underlying sociological changes beneath these events have received relatively little attention. In particular,while fantastical claims about Scotland being dominated by increasingly affluent middle-class professionals have not survived the recession, nothing has replaced them, and discussions of the Yes vote and SNP's current hegemony simply assume that this is the result of a turn to 'nationalism' when in fact it reflects, at least in part, a search for a social democratic alternative to Labour. This conference seeks to address these issues of class structure and national identity, and related issues of racism, sectarianism and mass movements. Open to both academics and activists, we intend that our programme of lectures, panels and debates - all followed by open discussion - will contribute to deepening public understanding of the 'New Scotland'.
Starts at: 10.00am Fri 18 Sep 2015
Speakers: Colin Clark, Nasar Meer, Gina Netto, Suki Sangha , Maureen McBride, Michael Rosie, Satnam Virdee, Ewan Gibbs, Gerry Mooney, Kirsteen Paton, Robin McAlpine, Sinead O'Donnell Dunn, Jonathon Shafi, Neil Davidson, John Foster, Bridget Fowler
Venue: Renfield St Stephens, 260 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JP
Go to Facebook event page Class and nation in contemporary Scotland: day 2 10.00am Fri 18 Sep 2015
Protest the Tory party conference coverage of the People's Assembly National week of action 3 - 7 October
END AUSTERITY NOW - TAKE BACK MANCHESTER #EndAusterityNow #TakeBackManchester National week of action 3 - 7 October. Including: National Demonstration Sunday 4 October Assemble 12pm: Oxford Road, M14 Independence Live will be livestreaming over the 4 days of these protests. This government continues to punish the most vulnerable in society, to cut & privatise our services, and to attack our rights. This October, the Conservative Party will be holding their conference in Manchester. Every single day they are there, the anti-austerity movement will be there too. The People's Assembly is calling a national week of protest from 3 - 7 October with events across Manchester. We will send a clear message that austerity has failed and we demand policies that benefit the majority and not just the few at the top
Starts at: 12.00pm Sun 4 Oct 2015
Venue: Oxford Road, Manchester M14
Go to Facebook event page Protest the Tory party conference 12.00pm Sun 4 Oct 2015
Scottish Independence Convention Presents The Reassembly Elaine C Smith will be hosting the many guests from across the country and the movement... and we will then be able to get down to some serious discussion about the way ahead...
Exactly two years on from the referendum, The Scottish Independence Convention are having a social event for all interested Indy groups to launch the next phase... to bring us all together, encourage dialogue, listen to some speeches, poetry, comedy and enjoy some music. We need all that energy, artistic endeavour, hard work and good old political discussion to get started again ( though it has never really gone away) and we need to establish a gathering place for all the groups,individuals, artists and ideas that made the Yes movement so vital in the journey towards self determination and Independence. Elaine C Smith will be hosting the many guests from across the country and the movement... and we will then be able to get down to some serious discussion about the way ahead.
Starts at: 2.00pm Sun 18 Sep 2016
Speakers: Elaine C Smith, Lesley Riddoch, Robin McAlpine, Whitsherface, Ross Greer, Haggis McSporran, Alan Bissett, Jeane Freeman, Tommy MacKay, Janey Godley, Tommy Sheppard, Carolyn Leckie, Rosie Kane, Eddi Reader, Alex Salmond
Venue: St Luke's, Calton, 17 Bain St, Glasgow G40 2JZ
Go to Facebook event page Scottish Independence Convention Presents The Reassembly 2.00pm Sun 18 Sep 2016